Britain's right-wing tabloids have turned to 'green nationalism' to sell climate action

An academic expert in environmental storytelling reads the Sun and the Express.

Pawas Bisht, Lecturer in Media, Communications and Culture, Keele University • conversation
Feb. 17, 2021 ~6 min

COVID fear opens you up to misinformation

Fear about COVID-19 can make it harder for you to judge the accuracy of information, and even make you more likely to spread misinformation.

Shahreen Abedin-Texas • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~5 min

‘Horse-race’ coverage may hinder Senate candidates

News coverage focused on strategy over policy can hinder the success of candidates in US Senate races, research finds.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~6 min

How the Lindbergh baby kidnapping changed media

A new book explores how the kidnapping of baby Charles Lindbergh, Jr., began a media revolution and became the "crime of the century."

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Brains react to facts more than stuff that’s possible

"Our brains seem to be particularly sensitive to information that is presented as fact, underlining the power of factual language."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Don’t spread this holiday suicide myth

The holiday season has the lowest rates of suicide, despite a lot of reporting each year that perpetuates the myth that rates increase.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~11 min

When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public's trust in science takes a hit

When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.

Stylianos Syropoulos, PhD Student in Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Phones actually pop skewed ‘news bubbles’

Despite concerns over partisan "news bubbles" or "echo chambers," new research shows phones help Americans get more diverse news than desktop computers.

Julie Sloane-Penn • futurity
Nov. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Just feeling exposed to ‘fake news’ makes voters cynical

The more voters believe they are exposed to misinformation, the more cynical they feel when Election Day arrives, a new study shows.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 29, 2020 ~9 min

What a link between chocolate and Nobel prizes reveals about our trust in scientists

Research shows how failing to engage the public can lead scientists' work to be inaccurately reported and interpreted.

Katrine Donois, PhD Candidate in Science Communication., Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min